Why it’s important to set lifestyle goals as well as business goals.

by Tara Fitness

I took my guitar and I smashed it against the wall, I smashed it against the floor,

I smashed it against the body of a varsity cheerleader, I smashed it against the hood of a car,

I smashed it against a 1981 Harley Davidson. The Harley howled in pain.

The guitar howled in heat.

Strat, Bat Out of Hell.

In June 2018, I sat in the sun-soaked back garden of our house and thought for weeks. I’d just closed my online fitness business and I was trying to figure out what I should do with my life. Eventually, I decided to set some goals for the rest of the year.

One of those:

See at least 4 more West End musicals by the end of 2018.

I saw 4. Well technically I saw 3, but I went to a musical 4 times.

  • Dreamgirls in June.
  • Bat Out of Hell in August.
  • Kinky Boots (for the second time) in December.
  • And Bat Out of Hell again in December.

It might seem strange to set such a goal. Most people set goals at work, study goals and even fitness or weight loss goals. So why did I set a goal to see more musicals?

Because, as I sat in the garden in June, I realised I’d completely neglected all of the fun parts of my life for the best part of three years. What’s worse, it took closing my business to realise what I’d done.

So, when I was setting my goals, I began with lifestyle goals. Like:

→ see at least 4 West End musicals by the end of the year;

→ plan and go on a short holiday by the end of the year;

→ cycle to Hadlow and back.

I’ve set similar goals again this year. Like:

→ ride 50km;

→ take trips to Ireland and Singapore; and

→ eat 50% vegan meals;

And I very much intend to achieve every single one of these goals, because they’re conducive to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Sounds like freedom, hey?

It is… but I admit, I had to work hard for it. More than that, I had to make a conscious decision to but my health, fitness and welfare first.

That’s why, when you download ‘The Stress-Free Success Toolkit’, the first thing I ask you to do is set up a calendar and schedule a weekly day off. The second thing I ask you to do is list 3 important things in your life that are not work-related, that you would like to make time for, and schedule them in your calendar. The rest of the toolkit worksheets … well, they teach you how to make it happen. So, if you’re craving for a workout, holiday or a vegan smoothie, enter your details below to get your FREE copy.

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